Category Archives: Driver Drill

Driver Drill is Alive! Life is Good.

Last nite I went through the Driver Drill with J.  It was the first time in over 6 months and it felt fantastic!!!

As someone coming off a pretty serious injury (acl reconstruction), being able to go full out in the driver drill (especially in the crossfooted drills) signals great progress in my recovery. 

As a player, doing the Driver Drill is extremely therapeutic. 

I was certainly not at my best during the drill, but that’s OK.  Much more importantly is that my body began to feel THE PERFECT GOLF SWING again.  The drills magnify the tension errors in my swing and as I tire in the drill, demands perfect swing technique to hit powerful shots with a small draw.  Hitting several ‘perfect’ shots felt terrific.  Feeling the magnification of my tension errors was as always informative and instructive.

I love this drill for so many reasons, and I look forward to kicking off the first DRIVER DRILL program next week at Carolina Colours Golf Club!

Ladies Driver Drill

Just finished the first semester of the Ladies Driver Drill Club.  I thought it went great!  As an observation, I would say that the ladies in general were much more fearful of the drills.  Whether consciously or unconsciously, they struggled more than the men (in general) in the crossfooted  and transfer drill.  It seemed more difficult for them to let themselves experiment and experience regardless of results…

I‘m curious as to why?….  Less athletic experience?  More nervous about making mistakes?  Something I’m not thinking about?  Love to hear your feedback as it will help me as a teacher.  
The drills are difficult, but most golfers end up doing better in the drills than in their regular swing.  I’d say that was true for only 2 of the 8 ladies in the class.   
Now having said that, it was quite evident that just about every one of them bombed it in their regular swings!!!!  I mean it was just awesome to watch!  My hope is that the DRIVER DRILL simplified the swing for them, and freed them up!  
The biggest victory for me?  Seeing them to turn into a FULLY ROTATED, RELAXED BALANCED FINISH!  Keep turning ladies! Great Job.